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(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm is now the tenth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Forcasters are watching the storm to see how the U.S. will be affected.

“Out forecast has the system staying off shore of the U.S. East Coast for the time being, but there’s a lot of uncerntainty in the track forecast and the intensity forecast for Joaquin and what areas of the U.S. it might eventually affect, if any,” Michael Brennan, a senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.

Brennan said that Joaquin was located about 385 miles northeast of the central Bahamas as of early Tuesday morning.

“It’s a tropical storm with 40 miles per hour maximum winds, and it’s moving off slowly to the west at about 5 miles per hour,” he said. “During the next few days we expect Joaquin to move slowly westward — for the next couple days — and then gradually turn toward the north as we get later into the week and the weekend and speed up a little  bit.”

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